Thomas P. Knapp (1920-2011) was an avid collector and an expert specialist in first flight covers. His grandfather, Edward Spring Knapp, one of the most famous philatelists of his time in the 1910s-1930s, helped start his interest early in his youth when Tom was only 10. —
A premier classic airmail postal history collection started in the 1930's by the late Mr. Knapp.
This outstanding sale includes important offerings from the "Silver", "Goodkind" and "Sieger" Collections (some still on the original exhibit pages) and loaded with original news articles and period photographs and research notes.The collection, housed in over 200 large volumes, contains historic flight covers and related articles, photographs and ephemera, spanning from Franco Prussian war mail from the Siege of Paris to United States Pioneers, Cal Rogers Vin Fiz Flight, World War Crash covers from around the world. Famous record flights from Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Howard Hughes as well as extensive Foreign Air Mail (F.A.M.) Flights. U.S. Pioneer Airmail Flights. East and West Transcontinental, Zeppelin Flights including Europe, Trans-Atlantic & America, U.S. & WW Crash Covers, Balloons flights, including Ballon Monte
First Flights from around the World - Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Great Britain Flights
Trans-Atlantic & Trans-Pacific Flights Canada & Newfoundland Flights West Indies • South Atlantic
Over 1000 lots offered.
A truly remarkable and historic collection of Airmail Flight Covers spanning the history of air flight mail delivery from its infancy to modern day.
The Auction is being conducted by the oldest philatelic auction house, Daniel F. Kelleher Auctions, of Danbury, CT.
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Release ID: 261833